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2018 Laurent Fayolle St. Péray Montis

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93Vinous / IWC

Bright and sharply focused on the nose, displaying suggestions of smoky minerals, white flowers, spice-accented Meyer lemon and pear nectar aromas. Silky and energetic on the palate, offering mineral-driven citrus and orchard fruit flavors that spread out and deepen with air. Closes on a sexy honeysuckle note, showing firm mineral bite and lingering floral and citrus zest qualities.

92Wine Spectator

Lively, with apricot, peach and nectarine notes bouncing along, backed by a fresh, mineral- and floral-tinged finish. Nicely focused and understated style.

92Jeb Dunnuck

Lovely notes of buttered citrus, white flowers, and green almonds as well as a subtle salinity emerge from this beauty. Playing in the medium-bodied end of the spectrum...impeccably balanced and elegant.

16Jancis Robinson

Touches of bitter-almond flavour give refreshment and crispness to the palate...tartness to the apricot fruit and a cereal quality to finish.


France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Saint-Peray

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”